For a number of years, the Jerry Johnson Trust has been asked if there is any way that the Trust can match contributions made by Rotarians who are already a Paul Harris Fellow. While doing that falls outside of the scope of Jerry’s trust, we heard you loud and clear. So, for a limited time starting on August 1, 2018, the Trustees will do the following:
Using a separate match pool established by an anonymous donor, we will match contributions of new cash made to the Annual Fund-SHARE during Rotary Year 2018-19 on a 1-to-1 basis in amounts of $250 to $500 for any active Rotarian in District 5870 who is not yet a Paul Harris Fellow +8.

Please note: These matches are limited to one per donor and will be processed on a first come, first served basis until May 30, 2019 or the match pool is exhausted whichever comes first. Match requests received prior to August 1, 2018 will not be accepted.

Here’s how it works:

1. Before making an eligible contribution, please contact me via email at and let us know how much you intend to contribute. We’ll establish your baseline and monitor Rotary Foundation (TRF) reports to:

a. Verify that the funds have been received and posted properly to TRF records, and

b. Determine the amount of the match for which you qualify.

2. Send your contribution directly to TRF using either The Rotary Foundation Contribution Form (123-EN) or going on-line at Please note: If you are going to donate on-line, be sure to sign into My Rotary before doing so. Once the contribution appears on your record, we will submit the match.

3. There are a few exceptions. Please note that this program will not match:

a. Contributions from anyone whose current Recognition Amount is $8,501 or more at the time the contribution is made and will not match more than it actually takes to achieve PHF+8 status. For instance, if you have already contributed $8,500 to date, and now elect to contribute $300 more, we will only match the first $200 so that you achieve PHF+8.

b. Contributions made to any fund other than the Annual Fund-Share (i.e. PolioPlus, Endowment Fund, Rotary Peace Centers, and Global Grants). While these contributions are both appreciated and important, they fall outside the parameters of this program.

c. Foundation Recognition Point transfers.

4. If applicable, please provide PDG Rich Kay ( with the mailing address to which you want your recognition pin mailed.